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Signs You Need Professional Help With Ant Control

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One ant crawling through your kitchen is not a big deal, right? Unfortunately, these pests are never alone. If that single ant finds a scrap of food, they will tell their friends. Before you know it, dozens of these pests could be crawling over your floors, countertops, and pantries. If you do not address ants quickly, they could become a year-round problem inside your Rockville home. Here are some signs that you need professional ant control and what methods work best to prevent an ant infestation.

Signs Of An Ant Infestation

Before we talk about effective ant control, let’s talk about how to identify ants inside your Rockville home. Most species of ants will let you know of their presence by crawling through your living areas looking for or gathering food. Others types of ants will put in great effort to make sure you do not find them. One species that is particularly difficult to identify is carpenter ants. Carpenter ants build their nests inside the structural wood of homes. If these pests are not looking through your living areas for food, you will be hard-pressed to identify an infestation. The best way to know if your home has a carpenter ant problem before serious damage occurs is to call in a professional for an inspection. At Womack Pest Control, we offer detailed inspections to help homeowners in our area identify ant problems before they become serious. 

FAQ: What To Expect From Professional Ant Control

You probably have questions about professional ant control in Rockville. This is normal. To help with this, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Are ant treatments harmful to humans?

There are many different professional approaches to ant control. Some approaches require the use of pesticides. When used properly and applied in areas where humans and animals do not directly interact, pesticides are harmless. 

Is professional pest control the only way to deal with ants?

There are many preventative measures that help to keep ants out of homes. What you will find if you try to treat a current infestation of these pests is that prevention is a lot different than elimination. Once these pests establish a nest indoors, they are very difficult to remove without professional help.

How long does professional ant control last?

Most ant control methods are effective for several months after application. Natural-based pesticides do not last as long and require more frequent application. 

Tips To Prevent Ant Reinfestation

If you are trying to prevent an ant infestation, one thing to try is prevention methods. Here are a few strategies to use today.

  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s foundation.
  • Make sure your doors and windows are protected with things like screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps. 
  • Keep your interior spaces clean and tidy.
  • Address moisture problems inside and around your home.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and keep bins clean.

Let Womack Pest Control Help With Your Ant Problem

In order to protect your home from ants, you need professional ant control courtesy of Womack Pest Control. Our team of trained technicians will inspect your home for current problems, identify entry points ants might use to get indoors, and implement fast-working treatments to address existing problems and keep out future invaders. As a bonus, our ant control also works to keep out a wide range of other common pests. Keeping your home protected against pests has never been so simple.

Call now to learn more about pest control in Rockville and find a time to have your home inspected and treated for ants.